Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Day 38

I enjoyed my results from Days 32 & 34,
that I wanted to dye myself a long and wide silk jacquard scarf.
......and here it is:

this piece has some white in it, which I think must be due to the increased 
volume in silk.
I love it and can't wait to wear it.

my block for today:

it's actually better looking in person, trust me

and as if on cue,
these beauties were in my garden this morning

my friend James Dennison tells me that the one on top 
is a Pipevine Swallowtail,
while the yellow one is a Tiger Swallowtail....
makes sense!
Thanks James!

thanks for stopping by

peace to you and yours

Monday, August 31, 2015

Day 37.....and the winner is........

another overdye

.........and the winner is Janny!
Congratulations Janny!
Please email me privately (you can do that on my profile page) 
with your address, and I'll get your lovely silk Furoshiki
in the mail to you!
Thanks to everyone who left a comment.
It was great to hear from you all.

Thanks for stopping by!

Peace to you and yours.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Day 36

I've been playing around with overdyeing fat quarters again.
This is Pro Chem's Sun Yellow and Dharma's Plum Blossom.
I find it interesting how the blue dye seems to have congregated in lines.

my block for today:

On my most recent kayak paddles on our lake, I've noticed a wonderful blossom,
and I have no clue as to what it might be.
I'm hoping one of you can help me with this:

It appears to be a vine, but that is all I know.  
It grows wild all along the shore of the lake.

I'll close with one last picture:

We took our two oldest grand cherubs (ages 4-1/2 & 2-1/2)
to a minor league baseball game this afternoon.
We had such a great time!!
It had rained a lot earlier in the day and it was very cool for late August.
It was such a treat to spend several hours with Charlie and Maggie.

thanks for stopping by

peace to you and yours

.......oh, don't forget to leave a comment if you want to be included in the drawing for the Furoshiki...
it closes tonight at midnight Eastern.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Day 35

This block has some of the green fat quarter that I dyed into submission
over the past week.  It took it a while to figure out that I was the boss.
I do like how it plays with the violet.

This is Dharma's Plum Blossom and Pro Chem's Golden Yellow 
on Testfabric's 419.

Thanks for stopping by.


Friday, August 28, 2015

Day 34.....Plenty of Pizzazz

This is a portion of my latest Furoshiki.
The wind was blowing so hard, I had to snap my pic quick
before it blew into the pool.

I think I may like it even better than the giveaway!

.....and here's my butterfly block:

thanks for stopping by
have a wonderful weekend


Thursday, August 27, 2015

Day 33....a little play time

So, I'm joining more blocks, in order to free up more pins 
and space on my design wall.
The blocks directly under "Day 33" are what I've joined today
(actually there are eight blocks joined in that row).
I didn't think I'd like that little pink and white polka dot fabric,
but I do!  
And look above "Day 33".
I'm totally in love with the pink with orange polka dots.
That Kaffe Fassett really knows his color!
(the pink with white polka dots is not his, but the other two are).

Here's my design wall - well, part of it -
now you will understand why I'm piecing some rows.
I can't wait to get to the stars.
I love, love, love those wonky stars!

I'm playing with some crazy dye color combos....
just because I can!
These two are Dharma's turquoise and scarlet,
just different concentrations.
Both are on Test Fabric's 419 cotton.

I've become totally addicted to the lace knitting on my Lilli Pilli Wrap.
I'm not sure if I shared with you that I was having so much trouble with the lace.
I just couldn't 'get it'.
A friend shared that Laura Nelkin teaches lace knitting classes on Craftsy,
so I signed up for two.
I am eternally grateful to my friend, and to Laura Nelkin.
She is a fabulous teacher.
I haven't finished the classes yet, but I was already able to identify the root of my problem
and go back (aka rip out) many rows of incorrect lace knitting and begin again.
This time I'm doing it correctly, and it is such a good and satisfying feeling.
So, here's what I'd accomplished yesterday:

I've done a good bit more today, and I've gotta say:
it's lookin' mighty sweet!

ok, that's it for today.

if you haven't left a comment yet,
and you are interested in being in the drawing for yesterday's Furoshiki,
go ahead and say something....
there's plenty of time
(the drawing closes at midnight Eastern on Sunday night)
and there aren't a lot of comments, so you stand a good chance of winning!

thanks for stopping by


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Day 32 - Pizzazz and a Giveaway

I'm back to a bit of ice dyeing of my silk Furoshikis.

This one really pleases me!

I think I will offer this as a giveaway....
What do you think?
It measures 30 x 30" and it is silk habotai.
If you are interested, and I hope you are,
please leave a comment by 
midnight Eastern on 
Sunday August 30th.
The lucky winner will be chosen by random generator on Monday morning,
and I will post the name that day.


I have begun sewing the sashing between my blocks for two  three reasons:
1. the number is growing rapidly and they take up less space on my design wall
when joined together
2. I'm running out of pins to attach them to the design wall
3. I love the sashing fabric!

there are actually six of these blocks sewn together, but all you get to see is 3-1/2!

thanks for stopping by
peace to you and yours

don't forget to leave a comment if you want to be in the running
to win that gorgeous silk Furoshiki!